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Globe Thistle 'Veitch's Blue'

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

Echinops ritro 01 by Bjoertvedt (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Globe Thistle 'Veitch's Blue' Overview

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' is a herbaceous perennial cultivar that produces darker blue flowers compared to the species it was developed from, Echinops ritro. It grows to around a metre in height, with an upright habit. It produces spiky, jaggedly-divided dark green foliage which resembles that of thistles, coloured white underneath. Flowers are thistly, spherical and borne on branching stems. This cultivar is fully hardy, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth. This cultivar is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Globe Thistle 'Veitch's Blue'

How to propagate Globe Thistle 'Veitch's Blue'

Cuttings

Take root cuttings in winter.

Division

Divide in spring or autumn.

Seed

Sow in spring.

Special features of Globe Thistle 'Veitch's Blue'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Globe Thistle 'Veitch's Blue'

Dried arrangements, ornamental